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Frederic Rzewski - Lisa Moore plays Frederic Rzewski

The first woman to record Frederic Rzewski’s setting of Oscar Wilde’s “De Profundis,” Bang on a Can/Steve Reich pianist Lisa Moore sheds powerful new light on Wilde’s jailhouse meditation on imprisonment, debasement, and the barriers that he faced as a homosexual. “Rzewski’s ‘De Profundis’ (1992) for speaking pianist could be described as a melodramatic oratorio in which eight sections are preceded by eight instrumental preludes. It is a 30-minute composition for piano solo in which the pianist recites text excerpted from Oscar Wilde’s letter (‘De Profundis’) to Lord Alfred Douglas (‘Bosie’), written during the author’s imprisonment in Reading Gaol. The original text is an 80-page ‘love letter.’

Label: Cantaloupe / CA21014
Medium: CD
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